Sandwich dials are entertaining and all, but your first Panerai Watches Near Me Replica more than probably had that previously, along with the PAM561 is similar to your second or third in the line, as I mentioned previously, in which you do need something new at the subtleties that render you Panerai distinct from the other. The prominent “8 DAYS” indicating above six o’clock refers to this P.5000 in-house caliber — but before we move on to this, only one more word (and my only complaint with the PAM561) on legibility.The black numerals and the black painted hands using their off-white (although not artificial vintage!) Centre contrast beautifully against the white dial — the lume pips and also the middle of the hands turn clearly green if it’s bright out, the famously excellent Panerai lume is so powerful. Stay indoors for more, however, as the lume sparks (and doesn’t receive much charge from ambient lights), these elements return to being white.Everlastingly good color contrast aside, but the only two hands on the PAM561 are just way too brief. I noticed that in official images but through the excitement of unpacking a freshly obtained review unit, they soon stood out to me too short — and, frankly, I don’t see why this was necessary. The second hand falls way short of the trail it’s by definition assumed to reach, along with the hour occasionally only looks “missing” from the ocean of white, coming in way too short to be even remotely close to the outer edge of the dial (it hardly reaches halfway across).Perhaps longer and thicker palms would have put extra strain on the motion, however if anything else, an 8-day power reserve movement should have sufficient torque to move them light and thin hands around. I personally will go so far as to say I would have traded a day or 2 of electricity book for more hands.With that, on the motion we go: dubbed the P.5000, it’s but one of Panerai’s tirelessly expanding array of in-house movements and pretty much the most economical among them.
Panerai continues its series of annual Sealand editions dedicated to the Chinese Zodiac with the Luminor 1950 Sealand Year of the Goat (PAM00848), featuring a hunter case decorated with gold-inlaid hand-engraving.
Fitted with distinctive flip covers over the dial, the hunter cases of Panerai Luminor Sealand watches are a perfect canvas for engraving. To be officially unveiled at SIHH, the 2015 edition of the Luminor 1950 Sealand is dedicated to the Year of the Goat, the seventh in an annual edition for each year’s Chinese Zodiac and also the first in the Luminor 1950 case. While most of the earlier Sealand watches were engraved by Purdey, the maker of precious hunting rifles, Panerai now turns to Italian craftsman for the gold-inlaid engraving. The steel lid is first engraved by hand, and then fine gold wires are beaten into the grooves of the engraving until the image is formed in gold.
The inside of the lid has a little mirror, and beneath it is a steel grey dial that differs from the typical Panerai look. Minimalist with just a “12”, the dial has black baton indices with tiny luminous dots.
Unusually, the Luminor 1950 Sealand Year of the Goat is the first Sealand watch to use the Luminor 1950 case as well as an in-house movement, the P.9000. Earlier Sealand editions used the standard 44 mm Luminor case which lacks the more complex form of the 1950. Those were also powered by a simple Unitas movement.
Available only at Panerai boutiques and produced in an edition of just 100 watches, the Luminor 1950 Sealand Year of the Goat is priced at 32,500 Singapore dollars, which is equivalent to about US$26,000. Panerai isn’t alone with a Chinese Zodiac-themed timepiece, Vacheron Constantin will also present a Year of the Goat edition at SIHH 2015.